Coach Mike Gundy announced Wednesday morning the 2015 Oklahoma State football signing class, welcoming the addition of 22 student-athletes to Cowboy football program.
“We had a great class,” Gundy said. “We're really excited about what our staff has accomplished. We want to thank everybody in the community; the professors, academic support, administration and everybody that's helped with this class. The coaches have done a great job. Our players have been tremendous recruiters. This is a really good day for Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State football.”
With the exception of Indiana cornerback Michael Hunter, who has signed a financial aid agreement and is expected to enroll at Oklahoma State this summer, all of the student-athletes in the class have signed a national letter of intent or are already enrolled at OSU.
The latest group of Cowboys includes seven junior college players, 13 high school players and two transfers. Seven members of the class are taking classes as early enrollees, including five junior college players, UAB-transfer Victor Salako and high school quarterback John Kolar.
There are nine states represented in the class, with 10 from Texas, four from Louisiana, two from Florida and one each from Oklahoma, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Alabama and California.
The class was split evenly with 11 players on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The offensive side included six on the line, two running backs, a quarterback, a receiver and an athlete. The defensive side included four on the line, three safeties, two linebackers and two corners.
"We've addressed needs more so in this class than any class since I've been the head coach here,” Gundy said.
John Kolar, QB, Norman North
Motekai Maile, DT, Tyler Junior College
Todd Mays, RB, East Mississippi Junior College
Jordan Burton, S, Kilgore College
Matt Kellerman, OT, Butler Community College
Brandon Pertile, OT, Mesa Community College
Victor Salako, OT, UAB Transfer
Chris Carson, RB, Butler Community College
Louis Brown, DE, Burton (TX)
Kevin Henry, S, Central (LA)
Darrion Daniels, DT, Bishop Dunne (TX)
Johnny Wilson, OT, Midland Christian (TX)
Kenneth McGruder, S, Alief Taylor (TX)
Za'Carrius Green, S, Duncanville (TX)
Taaj Bakari, DT, Mansfield Legacy (TX)
Jalen McClesky, WR, Saint Pauls (LA)
Bryce Balous, S, McKinney North (TX)
Jeff Carr, RB, Temple (TX)
Marcus Keyes, OT, Port Allen (LA)
Michael Hunter, CB, Indiana transfer
Vaimoe Sekona, OG, Crespi Carmelite, (CA)
Deya Mhiesen, OT, Los Angeles Pierce College